Lenny & Lucy

Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Lenny & Lucy

Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

LENNY & LUCY are the type of friends that show up when you need them most.

After traveling many miles through a dark, unfriendly wood, Peter and his faithful dog, Harold, find themselves in a lonely little house.

“This house is not as good as our old house,” says Peter. “I want to go back.”

But no on hears except for Harold—who is only a dog and can’t do much about it (even though he wants to).

At the end of a long journey and the start of a new adventure, Peter and Harold are in need of new friends. And that’s exactly what they find.

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  • “A wonderfully creative story of resilience and friendship.”

    School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

  • “Hypnotic artwork and storytelling invite children to linger in the wild woods of worry and emerge intact, enriched, and utterly invigorated by this complex, contemporary fairy tale.”

    Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

  • “Erin Stead uses faded grays for the alien forest and warm, quiet color for the story’s living souls. What stands out is the Steads’ (Bear Has a Story to Tell) ability to evoke the wordless intimacy and companionship that every child needs-and will make for themselves, if necessary.”

    Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

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